I can handle that, but what lost me is the fact that at absolutely no point from beginning to end was I interested in the events, or in the characters.
takes a while to get into.
i thought that minnie driver was good.
"Take" is a ponderous movie that lumbers towards its inescapable conclusion where two people have their lives changed in a fateful meeting. After which, there is a curious endnote praising restorative justice which long story short says that confrontation is good for the soul between convict and victim, forgetting for a second how many people are in jail for victimless crimes. And in this case, it only works one way as Saul is definitely beyond the point of no return. In fact, Jeremy Renner's sad sack performance seems to work towards the conclusion that Saul has no business being on death row(which personally I don't think anybody should be) which is a debate the movie ducks away from.
Directed by: Charles Oliver
Release Date: July 25, 2008
Not a bad character drama. a set charaterization of two people in diferent forms of desparation at troubled times in their lives. Comparativly. ..one-passionate and nuturing, the other criminal and volatile. The beauty of the comparisen ithe use of small ineffectual items like a shoe or a cut over the eye as reminders of short term occurances while we're watching their troubles build on themselves as answers arrise but further the struggle right up until they entwine in a twist of fate.
This film covers poinient facts about humanity if not only in our bloodthirsty past as beings at the top of their foodchain, full on able to kill another human being in justification of punishment required (capital punishment) or not. Plus it has a very interesting deversion in form of a devine nature to question your feeling on the strength of reform from judicial order as it stands to you roots, raising some confronting truths about the victims of crime and the original offenders, post incedent contact forming further positive from contact after incarceration between offenders and victims.